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November is American Indian Heritage Month. It is also a month filled with several distinctive days. We will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 6th & 7th for the NJEA Convention. Special programs and activities will be held on Wednesday, November 11th in recognition of Veterans’ Day, honoring all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. Wednesday, November 26th we have an early dismissal in preparation for the Thanksgiving Day celebration. School will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving, and Friday, November 28th as well.
Of special note is our early dismissal on Wednesday, November 12th as this is time for our teachers to prepare for welcoming parents/guardians to our Open House, which will begin at 7:00pm that evening.
Essential schools are places of dominant student learning where all students have the opportunity to reach their fullest potentials. Manchester is an example of an essential school which continues to provide its students with a sustained and intellectually challenging education. One of the Common Principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is “Student-as-worker, teacher-as-coach.” This metaphor replaces the teacher-as-deliverer-of-instructional-services only model. I mentioned this at last year’s convocation, when I asked each instructor to focus on that Principle this school year. By enhancing our pedagogy with an eye towards coaching, we train students to learn how to learn, and ultimately how to teach themselves. After nearly ten weeks of school, I just wanted to remind our faculty of this Principle, its positive integration in our daily lesson planning, and our annual goals for our students.
As I mentioned previously, striving for excellence has been, and will continue to be, our goal. As your educational leader I will work hard to develop a solid base upon which our students will continue to grow and improve throughout their lives.
Michael A. Wanko, Ph.D.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has developed an Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) fact sheet that outlines preventative practices that will help ensure your child does not contract it or other illnesses. The fact sheet can be downloaded here.
From the Governor's Office: NJ Launches Statewide Ebola Plan
Through executive order, Governor Christie signed and has established the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team (EVD-JRT) that will direct and coordinate all matters pertaining to New Jersey’s public health response to the virus... Read the plan here.
Parents, please review the following Safety Drill Notice.
Come to Manchester's College Fair on October 27th.
Project Graduation is a safe, drug and alcohol free celebration that is FREE for graduating seniors. This activity is sponsored by the PTSA. Please see the information below for more information.
MRHStv Anchors and Crew are 2nd place winners of the Law Day 2014 video contest, awarded by the Passaic County Bar Association and the Superior Court of NJ Passaic Vicinage. This year's theme was "Every Vote Matters".
photo: Rbrey Singleton, Nicholas Zeitlinger and Aaron Noriega (*not pictured Nicholas Harding)
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Ms. Colleen Brogan, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Student Services
School Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Mr. Chris Wacha, Assistant Principal
Manchester Regional High School H-I-B Grade Information